Thursday, September 29, 2011

September Finishes

As the month of September is almost finished, I almost forgot to post my finishes for the month. I made Great nephew Gus a Diaper Tote bag to use at daycare, but didn't post about it right away since I wanted them to receive it before seeing it online. It was actually my first finish of the month. Then my son's band teacher from middle school who is married to one of his band teachers in high school, adopted a set of twins this month. Of course that happened so quickly, with little or no notice, so they were scrambling to get everything together. A boy and a girl, and the band parents and school held a shower for them. I already had a boy baby quilt waiting in the wings, but needed to complete a girl quilt quickly. Needless to say I had plenty of fabric available and used fabric from two charm packs and a couple of fat quarters to whip up a nice fluffy quilt for her. I have been doing a lot of longarming for my Gram as well as a few others, and I have helping out more with QOV, but more bindings, putting together backings, cutting batting etc., I am behind on completing my own contributions for the cause. I have a couple of things in the works that I am anxious to finish up, but I am glad I am going through a lot of old fabric. Everything shown this month is from my stash! : ) Happy Quilting !!

Monday, September 26, 2011

1XMAS September

I'm late! September has been a month of change for our family. My husband was transferred 3 hours away from here, and we decided that since it's so expensive where he was transferred and since my son is in a great high school and we don't want to uproot him, that we would stay here and my husband would rent a room and come home on weekends. This past weekend was the second one under this new arrangement and needless to say I do not spend any time sewing, blogging etc., while dear hubby is home. We miss him dearly, but at least we do get to see him on weekends and holidays : ) My 1XMAS project this month is very simple, one of the women from my quilting bee taught it to us. They are cute little ornaments, and I think I will put them on presents as little decorations! Happy Quilting ! !